May 1, 2019

The year is 2501 and watches, tired of the treatment they have received from their human overlords, band together (pun intended) and seek the downfall of humanity. They coordinate themselves strategically to create maximal harm to the human pest. They desync street lig...

November 1, 2018

When you see a sundial or a water-clock, you see that it tells the time by design and not by chance. How then can you imagine that the universe as a whole is devoid of purpose and intelligence, when it embraces everything, including these artifacts themselves and their...

April 11, 2018

Those who are familiar with Dawkins’ Book The Blind Watchmaker and who have been following this blog may be wondering why I have not yet addressed it’s most famous “proof”. In it Dawkins took the idea that given enough time a monkey randomly plunking on a typewriter wo...

December 9, 2017

I ended up reading Paley’s Natural Theology quite by accident but my appreciation (which both Darwin and Dawkins share(d)) for his work  cannot be overstated. Not only do I think his teleological analogy known as the “watchmaker argument” is still valid, I would argue,...

November 25, 2017

In my last blog we looked at the evidence for the theory of design vs. unguided evolution. But one of the main arguments against design according to Dawkins is poor design.  His reasoning is that there are aspects of living systems that are hobbled together and contrad...

November 14, 2017

In response to my previous post a comment was made that just because we can imagine a scenario in which an eye could develop step by step through a series of random mutations and natural selection does not exclude it as a possibility. In other words, while Dawkins has...

November 5, 2017

[Eye under an electron microscope Image by Peter Westenskow, staff scientist at Lowy Medical Research Institute (LMRI) and research associate at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI); Malcolm R. Wood, director of Core Microscopy at TSRI; and Martin Friedlander, preside...

October 23, 2017

I am not entirely sure why I feel compelled to blog about the classic “watchmaker argument” for the existence of God. I do not sense that this argument speaks to our particular generation or that it is even the most compelling reason to believe. Still, I have from my e...

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